1994 年 1 巻 p. 25-36
A number of scholars of the Japanese Constitutional Law believe that status of Japanese Emperor was demoted from the head of the Empire (combining in Himself the rights of sovereignity) to the symbol of the State and of the people after the defeat in the World War II. I disagree with this perspective. Because it is based on old formula and traditional definition of monarchy, it is an obsolate point of view. The purpose of this paper is to substantiate my disagreement with the above conception.